On Air Now
Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
Jane Jones rounds off our week celebrating our orchestral partners with a two-hour concert of great recordings from the Royal Northern Sinfonia - Classic FM's Orchestra in the North-East of England.
The Royal Northern Sinfonia is Classic FM’s Orchestra in North-East England and at The Sage Gateshead.
The ensemble has built a distinctive reputation as a fresh thinking, versatile orchestra, performing repertoire spanning three centuries and regularly commissioned new work. The orchestra’s work includes concerts, broadcasts, recordings, national and international touring with its Music Director Thomas Zehetmair, Principal Conductors Simon Halsey, John Wilson and Mario Venzago and guest artists.
The Northern Sinfonia became 'Royal' Northern Sinfonia in June 2013, after the title was bestowed on the orchestra by HM the Queen.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat major
Imogen Cooper leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C major
Thomas Zehetmair conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia
Gerald Finzi: Romance in E flat major
Howard Griffiths conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia
Josef Haydn: Cello Concerto No.2 in D major
Antonio Meneses leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the cello